Inspiring the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators.

RAFT leverages community donations and bulk purchasing to offer a wide range of low-cost materials, hands-on teaching tools, and school supplies at our educator resource centers. Our online resources include content to help in the classroom meeting the needs for a wide variety of subjects, standards and curriculum. What are you looking for today?

What We Do

STEAM Activities

RAFT develops STEAM kits and lesson plans, which inspire students to learn through hands on activities.

Low Cost Supplies

RAFT provides donated and recycled supplies at reduced costs to educators.

Makerspaces

RAFT designs and builds hands on learning spaces in schools and supplies them with materials and lesson plans.

Educator Training

RAFT works with educators to integrate hands-on, student-led activities in the learning environment.

Who We Are

Partnerships

RAFT partners with the education ecosystem and corporations to support the development and implementation of hands on learning.

Educators

RAFT supports educators and system leadership from the State, County, District and School communities of practice in STEAM.

Volunteers

RAFT engages with more than 50 organizations in ongoing volunteer engagements both onsite and offsite to deepen our partners engagement in hands on learning.

Learning Engineers

RAFT is the leading innovator of the upcycling of materials to be utilized in the design and production of hands on learning activities both during and after school.

In 2017, RAFT Supported Educators by Providing…

110

New Lesson Plans

86,400

Cubic Feet of Upcycled Materials

51

Workshops

Educator Resources

We’re here for you!
We understand that effective teaching resources need to be accessible and affordable to give you the ability to initiate engaging, hands-on STEAM activities and assessments.

From Our Blog

Free Trial Memberships!

To celebrate RAFT's 25th Anniversary, we are featuring some amazing specials to support our educators! All current members are receiving a free, automatic 4-month extension on their current memberships. Thank you for your membership!We will also feature a FREE Trial...

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A Message from Nigel Ball, RAFT Interim CEO

Dear RAFT Community: As you may know, RAFT has recently appointed me to lead this great charitable organization as Interim CEO. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to fulfill RAFTs mission of helping educators to transform a child’s learning experience through...

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Leadership Change Announcement

March 27, 2019 -- The Board of Directors of Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) today announced RAFT’s CEO, Sarah Slavin, has left RAFT. Since joining RAFT in December 2017, Sarah has led RAFT in fulfilling its mission of helping educators to transform a child’s...

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